Domestic & General had an unlikely start, insuring sheep and cattle in the Australian outback. Today, the London-based firm insures electrical items for 16m customers in 12 countries. It partners with retailers and manufacturers, including Indesit, Argos and Sky, to sell appliance care plans. Last week the company appointed Ian Mason, 54, as its new chief executive designate.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank88
CompanyDomestic & General
ActivityWarranty provider
LocationWimbledon
Sales £m*669
Profit £m*84
Year endMar 15
Principal shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff2,801
Founded1974
Websitewww.domgen.com

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